I’m SURE someone has come up with this already, but… what if Moriarty is the Master?
Oh God, I’ve done it again. I’ve fallen in love with yet another British actor.
Benedict Cumberbatch may have a weird name; I thought he wasn’t much to look at at first. Then I saw his eyes close up, courtesy of Tumblr, and changed my mind just a little. Then I saw the first episode of Sherlock and heard HIS VOICE, and saw how good an actor he is.
And after all that was complete, I just imagined what it would be like to waltz with him…
If Superwholock was a thing, like it should be—if the Doctor, Sam, Dean, Sherlock, and John were all in the same place—WHO WOULD YOU HAVE A CRUSH ON FIRST???
I love it when Tumblr folk find new ways to explore this wonderful site lol.
wtf did I just do?
Holy fuck that’s amazing!! O.O
i don’t… i don’t know what happened.
Flare, from Homestuck, slowed down 10%.
who would have thought making a slight speed change would turn an already great song into something beautiful?
originally by Clark “Plazmataz” Powell
Reblogged so fast my fingers are now on fire.
Everyone, Homestuck or not, should listen to this work of art. Thank you.
I don’t know why people think crying is so kawaii. I mean, sure, if you’re just a little bit weepy and maybe one or two tears fall, whatever, I guess that’s a good fluff situation. But if you are honestly crying, tears are streaming down your face (and when they dry they feel funny), your nose is at first stuffed up and then runny, if you’re sobbing you are basically incoherent, and it’s really awkward if you’re around friends.
This umbrella is all colorful and stuff, but don’t let that fool you… *points to “DOOM” everywhere, then runs away laughing*
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I MISSED THIS. HOW DID I MISS THIS.
I refuse ever to watch the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie again. It was clumsily done time-period-wise, set too far apart in terms of the plot from the first three, was made long after they stated they were done with the ‘franchise’ (whenever they start using that word instead of ‘series’, we’re in trouble), and was considerably lacking in character development.
The first issue I have with this movie is that they didn’t include most of the characters from the first three movies, and of those few they did include, only a few stayed true to their character. Barbossa would not switch allegiances even to pretend to become a privateer. Gibbs does not follow Jack so blindly that he would potentially risk his life in the beginning. The new characters, Phillip the preacher and Syrena the mermaid—and let’s not forget Angelica, the Mary Sue to end all Mary Sues—seemed to be more hastily put together. When Will and Elizabeth were first introduced in the first movie, you instantly had an idea of what they were about. Will was a fine upstanding citizen, while Elizabeth was a rich girl who longed for a more adventurous lifestyle. But Phillip, Syrena, and especially Angelica were all more vaguely created.
Phillip is a true-to-his-faith kind of guy, and I guess that does him some credit. At least he’s consistent. However, though his pity for the underage-looking mergirl is understandable, their romance seemed rushed to me, just in an effort to have a clear pairing in the movie. Syrena, meanwhile, seemed kind of flat: her background is not elaborated upon—why isn’t she like her other, weirder/eviller cousins? She seemed to be there purely to be an object of desire for the preacher, and a character created for a specific purpose in a plot—a ‘mere device’, as the Gollux would say—is never a good one.
And now for Angelica. Whoever wrote this thing plainly could not deal with the fact that Jack never had a canonical pairing that wasn’t a one-night stand, so they made him have ‘feelings’ for some girl he never mentioned or probably ever even thought about (since he tends to mention almost everything he thinks). Angelica bothers me not only because I staunchly believe that Jack’s first and only love is the sea [and I don’t mean Calypso, necessarily], but because there are so many contradictions and inconsistencies in her character. Sure, she’s a strong female character, but that’s only true in a fight scene: otherwise, she is both too trusting and too spiky to trust anyone, too religious and too manipulative to be faithful, too chaste and too flirtatious to be a ‘nun’. Honestly, she’s practically schizophrenic, the way they created her. Her inexplicable devotion to her father, Blackbeard, is admirable in a sad sort of way, since she clearly puts all her faith into the ‘redeeming love’ theory that rarely works in real life. She wanted to give him the rest of her life to burn more people.
Which brings me to my next point, which is the new air of magic—which I disapprove of immensely. The cursed Aztec gold, fine. Davy Jones’s Locker, fine. But a ship that can be controlled with a sword? Voodoo dolls? Zombies that did not take any gold out of any chest? I don’t know why, exactly, but that part gets to me as well. Maybe it’s just that everything else was explained with a myth or a legend, but this magic is just sort of out of the blue. Furthermore, Spain’s heyday was in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries: why are they randomly turning up now to go look for the Fountain of Youth?
I swear, it’s like the producers adapted this from some wishful-thinking fanfic. Which they may have done, actually, as I seem to remember hearing something about that in the credits or something. (But that could also just be a rumor.)
Anyway, that’s just a rant on the fourth movie, and why I refuse ever to watch it again. Agree or disagree, whichever, but I hate every part of it. They should definitely have stopped after three.
Pirates of the Caribbean fans (and if you are Whovians as well there’s something for you too),
LET’S TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT JAMES NORRINGTON.
Norrington starts out as a ruthless and devoted pirate hunter. He orders his men to fire on the Navy’s own ship, preferring that to seeing it commanded by a pirate. He is not without emotion, as he proposes to Elizabeth, and his first instinct when she falls off the parapet is to take off his jacket as if to dive after her. He is only deterred from this when his right-hand man reminds him of the rocks. He then sails the seas relentlessly with the purpose of finding her, and not with the express intent of forcing a marriage, as he is surprised at her promise to marry him if he strikes a deal with Jack. He does not press her when she neglects to give him an answer. After fighting a horde of zombie pirates by moonlight, when they turn back into regular humans again, he tells them calmly that the ship is his. Finally, he loves Elizabeth enough to let her go with the man she loves, not holding her to her earlier promise.
Norrington becomes so intent on capturing Jack and his crew after this that he sails through a hurricane to get to them. He would have killed Jack Sparrow if some bar patrons had not intervened. After he is accepted into the crew, he ends up fighting Will on top of a water wheel without falling off, then gets into it and is spun down a hill and into the sea. He is able to run shortly after this, staggers to the boat, and steals the Letters of Marque to ensure his freedom. He then discovers the true location of Davy Jones’s heart, picks up the living heart and puts it in his shirt, then absconds, drawing the weapons away from the crew.
Norrington immediately offers Elizabeth his room when next they encounter one another, apologizes for her father’s death, and tries to earn her forgiveness, unable to stand how cold she is towards him. Because of her, he changes allegiance and lets her and her entire crew go free. When they are inevitably caught, his first instinct is to shield Elizabeth. He takes the liberty of one kiss to prove that he has been in love with her this whole time. However, he is stabbed shortly after she escapes, and when Davy Jones offers him immortality anyway, he tries to assassinate him, proving that the change in allegiance is not temporary. And then he isn’t even mentioned for the rest of the series. What the Bruckheimer?
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, JAMES NORRINGTON. LET’S GIVE HIM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO RECOGNIZE HOW MUCH OF A BADASS HE TRULY IS.
(And wouldn’t Jack Davenport, Norrington’s actor, make a very fine Doctor?)
Someone clever, evil, and/or stupid managed to convince most every Whovian that today, 23 April, was the still point in time.
After a day of drawing tally marks, et cetera, I wondered the exact time. I thought it was 5:02, and ended up being right, but my search brought me here:
TWENTY. SECOND. APRIL.
EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN SILENCE DAY TODAY, MYSELF INCLUDED, IS AN IDIOT.
And let me tell you why.
1. Moffat tries to make River Song into way, way, way too many things.
- She is made into a killer, a rival, and a love interest.
- Furthermore, almost every time she appears, she seems to be used primarily as a plot device. Characters who are used in such a way usually are not fleshed out too well, River Song included. She is used as a way of injecting even more tragedy into an already tragic tale [Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead], a mechanism for enforcing the Doctor’s death [The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon], a way of tying her firmly into the lives of the Doctor’s companions [A Good Man Goes to War], and a hasty love interest [The Wedding of River Song].
- Each of these appearances is followed by a long gap in between, making her integral to the plot yet also strangely absent.
2. The “killer” plot is ill-explained and fairly unrealistic.
- For her to be brainwashed is one thing, but for her to throw all that away and suddenly sacrifice her remaining regenerations for his sake [Let’s Kill Hitler] is definitely stretching it. To try and make her an adversary only to have her turn around and change sides in a very important war is just stupid. There was no logical reason for her to have done such a thing; if she was truly bred for the purpose of killing the Doctor, a little thing like the word of his friends would not magically convince her that he was worth it. Even if she did question herself momentarily, the regeneration-sacrificing was overdramatic and senseless.
3. Her rivalry with the Doctor antagonizes her personality ticks, such as inherent arrogance/selfishness and a contradictory nature.
- She believes herself worth more than the oldest cliff-face in the universe, carving a personal message into it just to get the Doctor’s attention [The Time of Angels].
- Furthermore, she places herself above the rest of the universe by refusing to kill the Doctor when push comes to shove [The Wedding of River Song].
- As to her contradictory nature, she is both too independent and too dependent on the Doctor: she cannot seem to be around him for too long without getting into some kind of an argument, however mild, and yet “absolutely trusts him” [The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone] and places her life in his hands constantly.
4. Their romance is very strained and their chemistry frankly sucks.
- Their wedding was rushed and happened clearly
just to piss me offas fanservice; though their kiss was passionate, their overall chemistry is one of antagonism and entirely platonic tension most of the time.
- Most of their flirtation seems to me to be over-the-top [The Impossible Astronaut] and occasionally forced.
5. Last, but definitely not least, the fandom blows their relationship colossally out of proportion.
- I have seen many, many, many pictures of the Doctor and his primary companions and/or just Clara, asking where River is. And I will tell you all right now exactly where River is.
- Firstly, River cannot be considered a full-time companion, as she shows up only once in a blue moon, and so should not theoretically be included with more constant partners such as Rose or Martha.
- Secondly, the Doctor and River have not been blessed with a logical timeline and therefore each does not know how much the other will have experienced by the next time they see one another, and so cannot forge a stable relationship.
- Thirdly, and most importantly, the Doctor is not known for his faithfulness. The Doctor canonically had a one-night stand with Mata Hari post-marriage, and that’s not even mentioning his feelings for Madame de Pompadour [The Girl in the Fireplace] and Astrid Peth [Voyage of the Damned] during his relationship with Rose in his tenth incarnation. Moffat and Smith have both stated that the Doctor is very definitely attracted to Clara; he cannot control who he likes and does not. His attachment to River has not stopped him from “cheating” in the past [Pond Life], and it is not likely to hold him back now either [The Snowmen].